Accession Number:

AD0688349

Title:

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BOW-WAVE IN THE SUPERSONIC FLOW OF CARBON DIOXIDE PAST A SPHERE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MANCHESTER UNIV (ENGLAND) DEPT OF THE MECHANICS OF FLUIDS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

An experimental study of bow-wave trajectories for a sphere in CO2 was made in a shock tube, using a drum-camera-schlieren technique, for incident shock Mach numbers of 2.4, 2.8 and 4.0. Results show that vibrational relaxation has only a slight effect on the bow-wave formation time but significantly affects the stand-off distance in steady flow. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE